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KUA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Jim Welsh
KUA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Jim Welsh

The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors voted unanimously at its March 6 meeting to rename the utility’s administration building in honor of president and general manager Jim Welsh, who retires on March 31. The facility, now known as the James C. Welsh Administration Building,... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted03/13/2019


Public Power Utilities Work Together in Wake of Tornadoes
Public Power Utilities Work Together in Wake of Tornadoes

In the wake of tornadoes that hit Alabama, Georgia and Florida over the first weekend in March, public power utilities in the region rolled up their sleeves and helped one another with power restoration efforts, marking the latest example of how public power utilities lean on each other... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted03/11/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – March
FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – March

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Quanta Utility Engineering Services. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! QUES safely provides engineering, procurement and... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted03/4/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Burns & McDonnell
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Burns & McDonnell

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for March is Burns & McDonnell. Residents and industries in municipalities across Florida rely more than ever on reliable, resilient energy—even in the face of the most extreme circumstances. Efficiencies and innovations in power delivery are... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted03/4/2019


Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Lineworkers, Public Power Communities
Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Lineworkers, Public Power Communities

This past weekend marked a time of honor and celebration for Florida public power communities and for lineworkers from across the Sunshine State. On Saturday, at the 19th annual Florida Lineman Competition banquet, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized the lineworkers who... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted03/4/2019


FMEA 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition Begins This Friday in Gainesville
FMEA 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition Begins This Friday in Gainesville

Electric lineworkers from across the Sunshine State and as far away as Colorado will challenge one another during the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition in Gainesville this Friday and Saturday. FMEA’s lineworker competition gives audiences a... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted02/26/2019


City of Lakeland Announces Emily Colon as Assistant City Manager
City of Lakeland Announces Emily Colon as Assistant City Manager

The City of Lakeland is pleased to announce Emily Colon as the new Assistant City Manager. Her first day on the job in this position will be April 1st. She has been employed by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners since 2014, most recently serving as a Program Administrator. In this... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted02/25/2019


City of Tallahassee Adopts Sustainability Goal
City of Tallahassee Adopts Sustainability Goal

The Tallahassee City Commission voted unanimously to adopt a Clean Energy Resolution, further strengthening the City of Tallahassee's commitment to sustainability. Developed in collaboration with Tally35, the City's Utility Citizens Advisory Committee and the local chapter of the Sierra Club, the... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted02/21/2019


KUA Board Appoints Brian Horton as President & General Manager, CEO
KUA Board Appoints Brian Horton as President & General Manager, CEO

By unanimous consent, the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors today appointed Brian Horton as the utility’s president and general manager/CEO, effective April 1, 2019, pending contract negotiations. Horton will succeed current president and general manager Jim Welsh, who retires... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted02/14/2019


Cesar Calvet Appointed OUC Board President
Cesar Calvet Appointed OUC Board President

Cesar Calvet has been unanimously appointed president of the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) Board, effective January 22, 2019. Calvet joined the Board in January 2016, and has since held the positions of Commissioner, Second Vice President and, most recently, First Vice President. During... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted02/14/2019


Michael Bloomberg Tours OUC Solar Facilities, Research Laboratory
Michael Bloomberg Tours OUC Solar Facilities, Research Laboratory

Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action, on Feb. 8 joined City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO of public power utility Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), for a tour of OUC’s Gardenia Operations... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted02/12/2019


KUA Signs City of Kissimmee as First Subscriber for Community Solar Project
KUA Signs City of Kissimmee as First Subscriber for Community Solar Project

In a landmark decision, the Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, approved a partnership with Kissimmee Utility Authority to power 100 percent of its facilities with solar energy, beginning in 2020. “Kissimmee will be the first city in the State of Florida to have 100... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted02/8/2019